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Old 08-02-2017, 11:54 AM   #1
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Greetings,
I'll give specifics later, but I got to enjoy about a 20-25 mph high side while riding my '09 R1200 GSA on a rural highway about two weeks ago, courtesy of a rental van. First road crash in 18 years and 125,000 to 150,000 miles of riding.

Landed on right shoulder and rolled, ending up in seated position facing the guard rail. Klim Badlands jacket and Badlands pants did their job. I ended up with just a broken left wrist, small strawberry on right elbow, sore ribs on right side, and bruises on right hip. Jacket has hole near right bicep, but otherwise is in perfect shape. Pants are equally fine. Klim gloves were equally unmarred; I got a small abrasion on my top of my left wrist about where the buckle cinches.

Broken wrist, I believe, came courtesy of Beemer's left handguard which I knocked a piece off of with my left hand while Elvis was leaving the motorcycle. The bruised ribs are probably a combo of 1) carrying my Otter Box encased iPhone in my jacket's right breast pocket and 2) hitting the asphalt with my right side and back.

Schuberth E-1 no longer has the plastic visor and my Sena 20S flew off its mount as I landed on back of the helmet, between the neck and lower third of helmet. But other than a sore neck, no head injuries. No concussion; Sena reattached to mount and still works.

GSA was rideable and I was functional, so rode the 1,200 miles home with a borrowed set of larger gloves due to swelling in left hand, which looked like it belong to Muhammad Ali it was so black and blue.

Gear is good.
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Old 08-02-2017, 12:40 PM   #2
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Dang!! Glad you came out with just what you did and nothing worse. Also glad your equipment worked as we all hope it would.........worth every penny!! Did the van stop and assist or drive off??

Here is to a speedy recovery and someone else paying all your expenses!!
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:59 PM   #3
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Van stopped and we performed our motorist duties of exchanging insurance info. We also yakked about motorcycles in general and what types one of the van's passenger used to own.

I've never met an actual Zundap owner before.
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Glad you walked/rode away. Happen here in AZ?
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:52 PM   #5
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Glad you walked/rode away. Happen here in AZ?
Nope, southern Utah after a night of camping at Lake Foul, er, Powell. Still made it to the North Rim after the crash.
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